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Geothermal Technologies Program

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This US Department of Energy site offers a wide variety of information about geothermal energy, including the efforts of the Geothermal Technologies Program to find, access, harness and use the ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Policy Resources

Hydrogen Highway

Fred Noyes
This opinion piece encourages lawmakers to pursue development of geothermal power in public lands. The author states that the energy potential within the National Parks can help reduce the US ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Policy Resources:Opinion

Technically Recoverable Resources in Continuous-Type Deposits

USGS
This USGS site provides links to a map and tables of recoverable methane in the lower 48 States. Included are areas where methane is already being extracted, and potential additions to reserves of ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps

Final Statewide Oil and Gas EIS and Proposed Amendment of the Powder River and Billings RMPs

Bureau of Land Management United States Department of the Interior
This Environmental Impact Statement documents and discloses the results of the environmental analysis of anticipated coal bed methane and oil and gas development in the state of Montana. The ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:State Policy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, , Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Methane Sources and Emissions

United States Environmental Protection Agency
This site, published by the EPA, discusses the sources of methane emissions, including landfills, coal mining, the oceans and livestock, among others.
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, , Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Landfills
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

A Field Conference on Impacts of Coalbed Methane Development in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming

Romeo M. Flores, Gary D. Stricker, Joseph F. Doll Meyer, Pierce H. Norton, Robert J. Livingston, M. Craig Jennings
This USGS Open File Report focuses on a basin-wide assessment of coalbed methane resources in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The report includes a thorough geological study with relevant maps, ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling,
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

The Policy Makers' Summary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
This 20-page PDF provides a summary of global climate change data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The site features many graphs and tables of data, and suggestions for ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Public policy , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Global change modeling, Greenhouse gas emissions, Anthropogenic causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Anthropogenic causes, Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Policy, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Public policy, Impacts of climate change, Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change:Impacts of climate change
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work

Dinosaur Extinction: Causal Loop Diagram of Earth Feedback System

Dewey M. McLean
This site features a causal loop diagram from system dynamics methodology showing the solar-earth-space energy flow system (the dominant flow system driving earth's surficial systems, including the ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Education
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities

Physlet Routines

Robert Mackay
This site consists of links to Java-based models of physical phenomena. Other features include links to a Daisy World simulation, a pollution simulation, and other physics sites, among others.
Subject: Environmental Science, Physics
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

Physlet Routines: Earth Sciences

Robert MacKay
This site from Clark College presents Physlets written in Java. The focus of these applets is on the geosciences, with links to activities featuring the Doppler Effect, seafloor spreading and global ...
Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity



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